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Asteroid Day, the UN-sanctioned day for global awareness and education about asteroids, has announced global events slated for Asteroid Day 2018, including the first in a series of expert presentations, scheduled for February 15, the fifth anniversary of Chelyabinsk. Asteroid Day isheld annually on June 30, and Luxembourg is the official home of the Asteroid Foundation which operates Asteroid Day and broadcasts Asteroid Day LIVE with Dr. Brian May.

Asteroid Day 2018 will kick off on February 15 with a high-level Google Hangout hosted on the Asteroid Day website. The Hangout begins at 8:00 AM (Pacific Time/1700 CET).

Make sure you catch Asteroid Day LIVE from Luxembourg once again this year

Why are we so excited about Asteroid DAY? It is because Luxembourg plays an important role in enabling important asteroid research and education, and is the official home of the Asteroid Foundation which operates Asteroid Day.

Thanks to support from the Luxembourg Government and industry partners, including SES satellites, Broadcasting Centre Europe, and others, Asteroid Day will once again present a global broadcast from Luxembourg via its own dedicated TV channel, with expanded coverage on air and online for the entire month of June 2018.

British physicist, author and BBC commentator Dr. Brian Cox, is returning as host of ASTEROID DAY LIVE, the 24-hour live broadcast, beginning June 29, engaging world leaders, scientists, technologists, government, business leaders and astronauts in discussions of all things asteroids. Representatives from most national space agencies will participate in discussions ranging from the composition of asteroids, to their role in the origin of our solar system to future exploration and importance of creating the a dynamic map tracking the asteroids in our solar system.

Don’t miss it!

About Asteroid Day

Asteroid Day is held on 30 June each year to mark Earth’s largest asteroid impact in recorded history, the Siberia Tunguska event, which devastated over 2,000 km2 of forest, an area the size of any major metropolitan city today. In 2016, Asteroid Day was declared by the United Nations to be a global day of education to raise awareness about asteroids. Founding partners include: The Association of Space Explorers, B612 and Discovery Channel and global sponsors include SES, BCE and SpaceResources.lu

Asteroid Day was co-founded in 2014, by Dr. Brian May, astrophysicist and lead guitarist for the rock band Queen; Danica Remy, president, B612; Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart; and German filmmaker Grig Richters.

 

Go directly to the Asteroid Day 2018 Kick Off Events – Google Hangout

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